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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — On this date in 2019, legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.
In Jan. 2019, Rivera became the first player to be voted unanimously into the Hall by the BBWAA.
Mo was joined by former Yankee teammate Mike Mussina, another former Yankee closer, Lee Smith, Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines and the posthumous Roy Halladay.
Rivera, who spoke last, was the all-time MLB leader in games finished with 952 and saves with 652. In 19 seasons in pinstripes, Rivera posted an all-time best 205 ERA+.
Mo added 42 saves in the postseason and registered a 0.70 ERA. Rivera was a 13-time American League All-Star, 2013 All-Star Game MVP, 1999 World Series MVP, and 2003 ALCS MVP.
Mo helped the Yankees win five World Series championships.